“Our first job fair was a tremendous success. Simply stated, it helped to put people back to work,” said Commissioner Jim Wansacz. “Everyone benefits from an event like this. It is programs like the job fair and our economic development initiatives that help to lower our unemployment rate and enable people to take care of their families.”
“This is just a great program,” explained Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien. “The more people who are working in our community, the better it is for them, their families and our economy. It gives them buying power, which has a multiplier effect for every sector of our area – retail, leisure, business and construction. The job fair is a win-win for everyone. “
“This is great for our area. I am very pleased to see the number of firms joining forces with us and providing a wide-range of jobs that people can interview for, and hopefully secure, to help their families,” noted Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.
Prior to the job fair, Pennsylvania CareerLink Lackawanna will be conducting a free seminar on “Preparing For A Job Fair” and also offering resume review advice. The program will be held on Friday, June 6, at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM in the Entrepreneurial Launch Pad located on the first floor of the Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden Street.
On the day of the event, the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders are making suites and other private meeting rooms available for the companies to conduct on-site interviews. Representatives from the Pennsylvania CareerLink Lackawanna will also be on hand to help people with resume preparation and to offer general job advice and interview information.
The general public is urged to bring their resumes, to dress professionally and to be prepared to be interviewed.
According to Brian Loughney, the County’s Deputy Director for Human Resources, the vendors in the job fair were not charged for the exhibit space. This is a total community service activity.
The firms exhibiting at the job fair come from Lackawanna, Luzerne and Monroe Counties. They are: Adecco, Allied Services, Astro Apparel, At Home Quality Care, Bayada Home Health, Benco Dental, BioTest, Bracey Organization, C3i and Care Givers of America.
Also, Cascade Tissue Group of PA, Cigna, CPG International, Dempsey Uniform and Linen Supply, Inc., Dynamic Staffing, EDM Americas, Employment Solutions/Master Halco, Entercom, Express Employment Professionals, Fastenal and Geisinger CMC.
Also, Gentex, Golden Technologies, Home Depot, Home Instead Senior Care, Jack Williams Tire, Job Connection Services, KANE is Able, Kelly Services, Lackawanna Ambulance, Lowe's Distribution, LT Verrastro and Maid Rite Specialty Foods.
Also, Manpower, McLane, Mia Products, MidAtlantic Youth Services, Mohegan Sun, Montage Mountain Resorts, Moses Taylor Hospital, Navient, Neiman Marcus and Net Driven.
Also, Northwestern Mutual, New York Life Insurance Company, PA Hutchinson Company, Pennsylvania CareerLink Lackawanna, Pathstone, Prime Inc., Prudential Insurance, Quadrant Plastics, Regional Hospital of Scranton, Sandvik Materials Technology/PEXCO and Sanofi Pasteur.
Also, Schiff’s, Spherion Staffing, Times Shamrock Communications, TMG Health, Walmart, Wegmans and Xerox.
For additional information, please visit www.lackawannacounty.org or check-out our Facebook page.
(Information from Joseph D'Arienzo)
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